Power Up Your Teaching With Next Level Curriculum/6

6 Units

Course Description

Revise or Create New Curriculum with this Convenient Online Self-Paced Course

This course is designed for educators in the PK-12 classroom and allows for creative planning of new curriculum or revision of existing curriculum, with the goal of powering up your students' inspiration through learning. Participants will choose an instructor they feel best fits their subject matter and grade level. Participants' coursework plans can include the introduction of new materials, creating new projects, designing new lessons, implementing new resources, revising current curriculum or implementing a new strategy and/or new elements. After instructor approval of the coursework plan, participants will then work on creating their new curriculum, stopping after each module to submit and wait for instructor feedback before continuing on.

This is a 6-unit course. We also offer this course in a 3-unit option (EDU-X794T3) and 4-unit option (EDU-X794T4). Make sure to enroll in the correct course based on the number of units you wish to earn, choosing only one of the three unit-valued options. This course is to be completed over the Spring/Summer 2024 term in our Online Self-Paced format within set start and end dates. Work at your own pace within the set time frame and receive instructor feedback after each assignment submitted. You will create a coursework plan and work toward a culminating project that details your planning and preparation including a final portfolio that brings it all together.

Steps to Enroll:

Enrollment for this 6-unit course is available January 8 through July 29, 2024.

Choose an instructor - Instructor Bios.  Enroll in the section that corresponds to the instructor that you choose, each instructor has a 6, 4 and 3-unit section. 

Final submission deadline for all assignments is on or before September 9, 2024.

The content for this course is equivalent to EDU-X794T3 and EDU-X794T4—enroll in only one of the three options.

Course Details

Number of Units: 6.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for PK-12 educators interested in planning customized curriculum ahead of the next school year.

Course Format: Online Self-Paced* to be completed within set dates, March 4 - September 9, 2024 (6 check-ins plus final project)

*Online Self-Paced courses are a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your submissions and final project. Grades are based on Gallery submissions and your final project. You have until September 9, 2024 to complete the course. Transcript completion date will reflect the date your final project is submitted.

Course Materials: None

Instructors: Various experienced and qualified PK-12 educators

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What You Will Learn

  • Design new elements, assessments and lessons to your curriculum
  • Inspire your students by powering up your classroom with the development of new plans, projects and materials so they can become more creative
  • Build strategies through early planning that can bring improvements and more student participation
  • Prepare for the next school year ahead of time


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